Russia says Lavrov, Kerry hold phone call on Syria crisis

Lavrov (left) and Kerry discussed ways to end the Syria crisis.
Lavrov (left) and Kerry discussed ways to end the Syria crisis.REUTERS, EPA

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday held a phone call in which they discussed ways for the international community to help support efforts to end the Syria crisis, Russia's foreign ministry said.

Their discussion included ways to form a united Syrian opposition delegation so as to swiftly improve Syrian national political dialogue and to consolidate positions on fighting terrorism, the ministry said in a statement on its website.

It added the call took place on the initiative of the United States.

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